Processor Architect

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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AMD Research is an entrepreneurial research organization with a strong track record of driving research innovations into AMD products. We are a global leader in the development of the world’s most advanced high-performance computers (HPC), such as El Capitan, the world-leading 2 exaflop supercomputer.


AMD Research is looking for a researcher to develop future microprocessor architectures, enrich HW/SW interfaces, and invent novel, hardware-conscious software optimizations.



You cannot stop inventing, implementing, and validating new ways to increase processor architecture efficiency, programmability and performance. 


  • Identify performance limitations of current and planned CPU core hardware on key workloads.
  • Invent and analyze CPU architectural enhancements and software optimizations to scale performance, lower power, and lower total cost of ownership.
  • Investigate new instruction set architectures to accelerate domain-specific workloads.
  • Submit patentable inventions.
  • Clearly communicate research findings to academic, product and commercial audiences.



  • Deep understanding of CPU uarchitecture-conscious, software optimizations.
  • Strong knowledge of CPU ISAs and modern out-of-order pipelines.
  • Demonstrated experience in CPU profiling and bottleneck analysis.
  • Experience programming in C/C++ and Python.
  • Knowledge of compilers, libraries, operating systems and drivers.
  • Knowledge of CPU programming models.



  • Knowledge of compute runtimes, accelerators and profile-guided optimizations.



  • PhD degree or equivalent accomplishments in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or related field



Santa Clara, CA Preferred

Austin, TX or Bellevue, WA are options







Requisition Number: 166441 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design

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